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Caregivers often aren't aware of the services and resources available to them.

Increasing Utilization of Caregiver Support Services

As professionals in the aging sector, we know there are dozens of helpful support services and resources available to family and friend caregivers that could significantly help to reduce caregiver stress and burnout. Unfortunately, the caregivers who need them the most often don’t seem to know it!  

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By Michelle Palmer | 07/15/2022

Making the Most of Mealtime: Eating, Swallowing & Dignified Dining for Individuals with Dementia & IDD

Eating and food are at the center of many of life’s occasions, celebrations and moments together with loved ones. Of course, eating is also a necessity—we rely on nutrition and hydration to survive. But what happens to these important and essential moments when dementia affects a loved one’s eating? In what ways can a loved one’s ability to interact with food begin to change? This webinar explains some of the changes that may make mealtime challenging when caring for someone with dementia, and provides tips on how to set up the eating environment for successful mealtimes. It also focuses on swallowing disorders for individuals with dementia and intellectual and developmental disabilities, and how to balance safety concerns while ensuring a dignified dining experience.

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By Elizabeth Kinzig | 05/23/2022

Senior Center Policy: Challenges and Recommendations

This is an up-to-date virtual discussion on senior center policy and serving older adults in our communities, presented in partnership with the Elder Justice Coalition. We provide an overview of challenges, strategies and recommendations on key issues faced by older adults who utilize senior center services.

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By Bob Blancato, Melinda Forstey, Dabney Conwell, Abigail Carney | 04/29/2022

Minyo, M., & Judge, K. (2022). Perceived Unmet Need and Need-Related Distress of People Living with Dementia. Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, 8, 1–11. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1177/23337214221092886

Steinman, K. J., Liu, P.-J., Anetzberger, G., Pettey Rockwood, A., Teferra, A., & Ejaz, F. K. (2022). Using administrative data from adult protective services: Opportunities and considerations. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 34(1), 77–92. https://doi.org/10.1080/08946566.2021.2020700